Jarrod Parker

Oakland Athletics (12-7)

Pitching Duel Set To Highlight Athletics-Rays Opener

Oakland’s Jarrod Parker and Tampa Bay’s David Price put their winning steaks on the line Friday night as these AL wild-card leaders open a three-game set in the Bay Area.


Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics hits a walk off home run against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on August 19, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Moss Hits Walk-Off Homer In 9th, A’s Beat Mariners

Brandon Moss hit a solo home run over the center-field fence with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Monday night.


A's v Mariners

A’s Eyeing 1st Place As Seattle Comes To Town

Parker (8-6, 3.87 ERA), though, is coming off the longest outing of his career, as he allowed one run in 8 1-3 innings before the A’s fell 2-1 to Houston in 11 on Wednesday. He has allowed two or fewer earned runs in 12 of his last 16 starts, going 6-1 with a 2.73 ERA in that stretch.


Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros trots around the bases after hitting a solo home run as Josh Donaldson #20 and Jarrod Parker #11 looks on in the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum on August 14, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Miss Opportunties, Lose To Astros In 11 Innings

Yoenis Cespedes singled and scored Oakland’s run. The A’s have dropped nine of 13 and fell two games behind first-place Texas in the West.


Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Jed Lowrie #8 and Josh Donaldson #20 after hitting a 3-run home run in the sixth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 9, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Reddick Hits 3 HRs, A’s Beat Blue Jays In Rout

Josh Reddick broke out of a slump by homering in three consecutive at-bats, Jed Lowrie and Yoenis Cespedes also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-6 on Friday night.


Jarrod Parker #11 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Parker On The Mound As Athletics Seek 12th Straight Win Over Astros

Jarrod Parker’s record may not show it, but he’s been among baseball’s best pitchers over the last two months.


Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics takes pitcher Sean Doolittle #62 out of the game in the eighth inning aginst the Boston Red Sox at O.co Coliseum on July 12, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Hold Off Red Sox In Matchup Of Division Leaders

Dustin Pedroia hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Friday night in a matchup between the AL’s top teams.


Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics run the bases after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 18, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

AL West-Leading A’s Defeat Darvish, Rangers

Brandon Moss and John Jaso homered off Yu Darvish and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics beat Texas 6-2 on Tuesday night.


John Jaso #5 of the Oakland Athletics slides safely under the tag of Chris Stewart #19 of the New York Yankees to score on a hit by Seth Smith #15 of the Oakland Athletics in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Sweep Yankees In 18 Inning Marathon

Nate Freiman singled home the winning run in the 18th inning against Mariano Rivera, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday for a three-game sweep.


Manager Bob Melvin (L) of the Oakland Athletics takes pitcher Jarrod Parker #11 out of the game against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on April 25, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Look To Extend Home Win Streak With Sweep Of Yankees

The Oakland Athletics may have to overcome some difficult circumstances to extend streaks of 10 straight home wins and six in a row at home over the New York Yankees.